Monday, April 27, 2009

So Cute

Dear Aiwyn,
You are the sweetest baby. You are so happy all the time and your smiles are contagious. I love when you smile and coo.
Mucho, Mama
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Monday, April 20, 2009

Meeting Grandmama

FOUR GENERATIONS

Dear Aiwyn,
We just got back home from Missouri, where we were visiting with family. You got to meet your Grandmama (my mom), Grandpa, Uncle Chris, Great Grandma Unga, and Great Aunt Lisa. It was just you and me on the trip and we flew up there. I was nervous how I would handle all our stuff and carrying you by myself and I was worried you would cry on the plane. The flight up there was canceled and we didn't know it until we went to check in (I guess an airline can just cancel your flight for no reason- the guy at the counter didn't even know why it was cancelled). They bumped us to a later flight (3 hours later). We were able to get a pass for your Pops to walk us to the gate to help. And you were the best baby ever. You were awesome on both flights and all week. The only time you fussed was during the last 30 minutes of the car ride to Grandmama's house which is 2 hours away from the airport and we already had a long day with our cancelled flight. You were so sick of moving. You would stop crying when the car stopped and you were so happy when we got to the house. We had lots of fun hanging out with everyone and you won everyone over with your silly tongue grins and sweet personality. I hope we get to see them again soon.

GRANDPA, GRANDMAMA, MAMA, AIWYN, UNCLE CHRIS


GRANDMAMA AND GREAT AUNT LISA


PROUD UNCLE CHRIS GETTING HIS WORK OUT (HE SAID HIS BACK WAS SORE AFTER CARRYING YOU)


ENJOYING YOUR BATH WITH GRANDMAMA


GRANDMAMA TRYING TO SOAK YOU UP BEFORE WE LEAVE FOR THE AIRPORT


Mucho,
Mama

Sunday, April 12, 2009

My Dad is Rad

Dear Aiwyn,
Your Uncle Carl and Aunt Anja bought you some really cute onsies. You are now big enough to fit into the first one and I thought I would take a picture to send to them. You had a different idea...

MA I DON'T WANT MY PICTURE TAKEN NOW


NOW I REALLY DON'T WANT IT TAKEN


SOMEONE SAVE ME


OH, HI PUJA! THANKS FOR SAVING ME.


Mucho,
Mama

P.S. Your Dad IS rad!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Dress Up

Dear Aiwyn,
I forgot to take up-close pictures of you at David and Tessa's wedding. We came home from the wedding to change before going over to your grandparents and then I remembered that I needed to take a picture. So I got out the camera and snapped some pictures. I had your Pops hold you to try and show off your dress. I love these pictures. You had turned into the milk monster and wanted to be feed NOW, but your Pops was so calm despite your screaming.


Mucho,
Mama

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

2 Months!


Dear Aiwyn,
Today you are two months old! I love being your Mama and spending our days together. We go everywhere together and yes, I do take you out. You are such a sweet baby. You are growing so quickly. From the time you started eating you would nurse and then towards the end you would make this small "aahh, ahh, aahh" noise like you had been doing so much work. It was so adorable, but I just realized the other day that you don't do it much any more. I guess you are so big now that eating isn't that much work. You have really grown. I weighed you at the store the other day and you were 12 pounds 12 ounces. We will get an official weight tomorrow at your 2 month check up. I look forward to showing your pediatrician what an eating champ you have become. You still don't have set nap times during the day or even a set bed time. I've tried to give you a bedtime (especially after reading the "No Cry Sleep Solution" book) but it isn't working for us. You have what I have termed "the bewitching hour." It happens from 6:30pm-9:00pm. During this time you are fussy and want to be held and I don't get much else done besides holding you. Once you come out of this fussiness, you get drowsy and that is when we get you ready for bed. This usually allows your Pops to visit with you before bed. At about two weeks old you began smiling after you had a full belly and you were about to doze off, but now you are starting to smile in response to us. Some days I even think I hear the beginnings of cooing. I am enjoying all your new developments and experiences and look forward to what's next.


Mucho,
Mama

See ya'll later

Dear Aiwyn,
Last night was a very sad night. Your Aunt Susan, Uncle Rick, cousins Ben and Olivia left to move to Chicago. Susan and Rick have lived close to your Pops and me for the past 8 years. Your Grandma has hosted Sunday night dinners for the family for a long time and we all get together, eat and have a good time. It is common for people to complain about their in-laws... I am lucky to never have a need to complain. You Grandma and Papa-Daddy are awesome as in-laws and even better (if that's even possible) as grandparents. Rick was the first in-law married into the Rogers family and he fit in wonderfully. Since then all the "in-lawed children" have got along great. We even go on family vacations together. Ben and Olivia were my first nephew and niece and I enjoy being their Aunt Dinisha. I think that, I laugh more when I'm with the entire Rogers' family than I do the whole rest of the week (and not because my week is boring, but because we have such a great time together). I'm really going to miss all of the Meyer family, all our laughs, and I hope they move back to Georgia soon. I look forward to our next family get-together and you making memories with your cousins. Below is a link to Picasa for some pictures of the Meyer family.
Meyer Family

So, to Susan, Rick, Ben & Olivia I will not say good bye, I will see ya'll later! We love ya!

Mucho,
Mama